Whether teens know it or not, they are faced daily with the devil's influences. Author Steve Russo exposes how many seemingly innocent diversions--often seen as just a means of gaining power--can open the door to everything from New Age religions and the occult to Wicca, Satanism, and more. After identifying the sources of peril, Russo equips readers with the biblical tools needed for combatting the forces of evil and points them to the true Source of power.
We see Wicca, New Age philosophies and Neo-paganism carving significant inroads into the very fabric of today's culture. Yet, the most dangerous deception is not in the obvious, but what is cloaked in the unseen.
In this refreshingly honest book and insightful ministry tool, S. A. Tower offers us an insider's view exposing the allure of witchcraft that has charmed its way into our daily lives and unlocks the mystery that has kept many churches bound in fear and diverted from their divine purpose for generations. Armed with this knowledge, she shares the discerning views and expressive hearts of eight friends... all former Witches, each revealing their personal life-changing encounters with God.
From The Craft To Christ will help you identify the deception lurking behind every corner and church pew, ultimately sharing the spiritual truth that sets the captive free!
The book is divided in two parts; the first is a ministry tool aimed at teaching you as well as the Church in much the same way that Paul familiarized himself with the Athenian pagans.
Within these pages, you will find the answers to the most perplexing question Christians have... why would anyone choose to be a Witch? It provides an insider’s view into witchcraft, its practices and perhaps more importantly, identifies what it isn't and examines the Churches’ response in light of a Christ-centered evangelism. Also, included are quotes from those who bear witness by their own accounts described in this book.
In the second part of the book, readers will discover the individual stories of not only my own but these eight former Witches who came from various degrees in the Craft, from high priest and high priestesses with over thirty years involvement, down to the solitary practitioner. Through their own words, these former Witches revisit their early interaction with the Church and the pivotal moment the enemy led them astray. More importantly, it allows the reader to witness the enormous love of God and His redeeming grace exhibited in each of their lives.
The 10 Q & A on Magic, Spells & Divination pamphlet explains the contemporary rise of occult elements in the media and in games, and the lure of the occult. Written by a former astrologer who is now a Christian, the pamphlet answers these questions (Read her powerful story below in the ""reviews"" section of this page):
•Is white magick OK since it is using powers for good?
•Does casting spells really work?
•Are witches also Satanists? What's the difference?
•Does astrology work?
•Is it OK to read your horoscope just for fun?
•What's the difference between a psychic and a biblical prophet, since both foretell the future?
•Is it OK to contact the dead?
•Are there such things as ghosts and haunted houses?
•What about the Ouija boards®--isn't it just a game?
•Can we use crystals as a source of spiritual power?
10 Q & A on Magic, Spells & Divination provides answers to 10 of the most important questions regarding the occult. Here are a few interesting facts revealed in the pamphlet:
•Witchcraft and Wicca are modern religions and are a subset of Neopaganism
•A growing number of Goths follow Wicca and call themselves ""Goth —Wiccans""
•Astrologers are often guided by spirit beings like demons who give them information
•God forbids any effort to communicate with the dead or other spirits
•The Ouija® board was designed as a tool to contact the dead
This 10 Q & A on Magic, Spells & Divination includes a ""Glossary of Definitions."" The glossary explains the following terms and many others—
•Ankh: From Egyptian paganism, a cross topped by a loop. Used in occultism to signify immortality or eternal life; also represents the union of male and female.
•Pantheism: The belief that God and creation are essentially one, and that the universe and its inhabitants share in God's divine nature.
The resource also offers a listing of additional resources for learning more about magic, the occult, Wicca, and New Age beliefs, as well as ""You Should Also Know"" sections with additional insights and information that improve understanding and equip people for outreach.
""Talking Tips"" provides some do's and don'ts for witnessing to people involved in the occult:
•Do remember that people in the occult have a different worldview and may have had negative experiences with churches or Christians.
•Don't be fearful. God ""has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline"" (2 Timothy 1:7 NASB).
•Do keep the main focus on what the person believes about God and Jesus.
A lot has been said about Satan and demons in music and movies, on the Internet and TV, but it can be difficult to figure out what's true and what's folklore. Professor Mark Muska uses the Bible to answer the most-asked questions about Satan and demons, including:
· Who is Satan?
· Does Satan really have horns, hoofs, and a tail?
· Can Satan read our thoughts?
· What is demon possession?
· Can anything protect us from demonic attacks?
You'll discover exactly what God's Word says--as well as what it doesn't say--about these mysterious beings.
El satanismo La hechicería Las posesiones demoníacas El espiritismo El vampirismo psíquico
Cada una de las historias revela las verdades espirituales que le permitieron liberarse . Ellas tejen un tapiz que muestra el verdadero rostro de lo oculto y el camino que podemos tomar para romper el dominio de Satanás sobre las personas atrapadas en su mira.